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    JenJen1986

    Jens whole 30 (at least)

    Hi all, I have rather odd timing with starting this so late in the month when so many started on the first, but here we are. I had a pretty concerning doctor's visit recently, (elevated liver enzymes and high cholesterol), and feel like the whole 30 would be a great way to try and heal this body. I also struggle with hip and back pain ( I'm definitely not old enough for that) and have a hard time falling asleep. I also have excema that is bad this time of year and am hypothyroid. I'd love to see all these things improve sooooo starting a whole 30 (maybe longer) tomorrow! Wish me luck! I've done multiple whole 30s as well as a whole 60 but havent done one in quite a while. Hoping I can make it happen again!
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    feenix2010

    Hello! Starting January 14

    Since I have to go away for a family event this weekend, I have decided to be smart and set my starting date for Monday, January 14. This will also allow me to plan out my meals and go grocery shopping on Sunday. My reason for starting this is two-fold. I live with an autoimmune disease (psoriatic arthritis with some psoriasis). While my medications are working wonders to control it, it would be nice if I could control the inflammation some and be able to cut down on one of my meds. I have been feeling sluggish since gaining some weight. I want to shed some weight and get my energy levels back in check. Who else is starting on the 14th?
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    mfustos

    Who's starting 1/1?

    @Jihanna I had a similar dream two nights ago. I drank a huge sugary alcoholic drink (without my knowledge) and when I woke up (in my dream) I was super peeved at my hubby for letting me drink it! Ha! My dreams are getting so vivid and real, even the ones that are not food related.
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    kirbz

    Reintroduction Schedule Clarification

    Here's the official Whole30 strategy if you're following the 10-day plan: https://whole30.com/step-two-finished/. I believe they start with food groups that are generally least disruptive and work up from there. I'm currently on non-gluten grains and feel rather terrible after oatmeal this morning!
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    Junebug2015

    Who's starting 1/1?

    I would start small to get yourself used to eating first thing, then gradually make the meal bigger as you become used to it. I would also try some "unconventional" breakfasts outside of eggs dishes. For me, sometimes it can be difficult to stomach eggs in the morning, but a fresh salad with protein might be a bit more palatable. This is my second Whole30, and I find that my breakfasts are always small at the beginning (only two eggs) to get myself used to eating a lot of calories in the morning. By the end, I'm usually okay with eating 3 or 4 eggs.
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    ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Again, I was the same with this as well. Breakfast growing up was a glass of OJ. As I got older I'd have yogurt & granola later in the morning. I never had the desire to eat first thing. Now I eat all kinds of things within an hour of getting up, and my stomach is fine. Your body will adapt after a bit and thank you.
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    ChristyJ

    Who's starting 1/1?

    That was me with the same time frame. I'm up at 5AM and out the door by 6:15AM at the latest (it takes me 45 mins-1 hr to get to work). I switched things up by washing my hair at night and just doing a quick wake up shower in the morning. And I eat Meal1! Everything is as prepped as possible the night before (clothes are set, my coffee is ready to go, lunch is packed up in the fridge, etc.). Meal 1 tends to be: HB eggs and/or turkey bacon (cooked ahead of time & just heated up), roasted potatoes that I warm/crisp up in the toaster oven, leftover veggies & olives OR a make a chicken sausage/onion/apple/kale/unsweetened coconut flakes mix ahead of time and heat some of that up. Honestly, a few years ago I thought meal 1 before work was impossible. It's possible.
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    GraceMelodie

    Who's starting 1/1?

    @Zesty_ruffles, Don't be discouraged!! You have done so much for your body in the last two weeks!! I bet you will start to feel the extra energy any day now even with that wee bit of cheese in your salad dressing. Just keep on going and if at day 30 you feel you can tack on 2 more weeks for an "official" Whole30, go for it. If not, your body will still thank you for treating it so well. Doing two Whole30s last year + reintroductions retrained how I eat everyday and gave me the "food freedom" to eat well most of the time and once in a while fully enjoy my splurges. The point of this is not to be "perfect" but to establish a healthier set of eating habits to last a lifetime.
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    SchrodingersCat

    Hello! Starting January 14

    I'm kicking off today (15th here in Australia, but 14th in the USA, I guess!) Bit nervous, not for any real reason, it's just hard overcoming my natural "wah, this is too much".
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    vnw

    Accountability

    Hi. This is my 2nd attempt at Whole 30 and I am looking for an accountability partner or group?!
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    Lorna from Canada

    Day 12 - wowza!

    What a great weekend - super sunny camping in our Airstream in the snow. -10C but so much blue sky! Love me some blue sky in January. We did have to leave paradise and take our trailer to the dealer because a squirrel had made a nest on the bathroom towels - 4 hours of driving and 4 hours of sitting in the dealership while they plugged all possible entry points under the trailer. This kind of frustration usually leads both of us to mindless eating - especially since our dealership always has a group lunch on Saturdays to which we are always invited. Even pre-W30, Steven and I generally eschew processed foods in our diet but, sitting in our dealership on a Saturday usually means we succumb to whatever's on offer. Not this time - all that grocery store prepared lasagna, cheese bread and drenched salad looked really, really unappetizing. For the first time ever, I headed out to the trailer and found the leftover mexican inspired chicken I had made for the previous night's lettuce wrapped tacos, added some stock to it and made soup. It was a delicious lunch. We were sated and high fived ourselves. The secret to turning down food and moving on is remembering that you do move on. There were no lingering memories of lasagna and cheese bread - by the time we were back in paradise making a delicious dinner, all thoughts of our dealership's offerings were long gone. Sometimes you just have to remember ahead. This isn't going to make a difference to me 2 hours from now. Dinner Saturday night: Compliant lamb sausages; ghee garlic green beans; thyme roasted carrots and parsnips; oven roasted brussel sprouts, roasted red pepper and avocado sauce - now that's food!
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    HawkeyeE

    Who's starting 1/1?

    @kellyfoss I hear you! I was trying so hard to eat breakfast/meal 1 every day and sometimes could not keep it down. My body is not ready for food when I first wake up - even if that is at 9am on a weekend. I have always been a grazer and not a traditional meal-eater, so this whole thing has been hard for me. I have got lunch and dinner down, though meal 1 is not happening most days. Anyone else have suggestions? I am also nearly halfway (Day 14)...
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    Hi everyone! Just introducing myself. I am very excited to start the program this coming Monday the 14th (letting myself have a big bang birthday party first). Any feedback for a newbie is much appreciated! Good luck to everyone doing the #januarywhole30!!!
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    Emily Carveth

    Hello! Starting January 14

    Me too! Kicked off this morning! Hoping to help manage my anxiety, depression (and subsequent weight gain from psych meds) and rosacea.
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    I would start by adding one or two servings of fat to every meal, in addition to whatever oil the food is cooked in. The meal template lists several options: https://whole30.com/2014/06/really-start-whole30/. I would also ditch the Larabars completely, but especially as a pre-workout food. For pre-workout you should be having protein and/or fat. A hard boiled egg with mayo or some leftover meat or some olives. Post workout, have some protein and some starchy vegetables like carrots, butternut squash, pumpkin, parsnips, beets, plantains, turnips, rutabagas. You also need vegetables at every meal, even breakfast. Try adding spinach to your eggs or making some soup to have. Adding fat to your meals and making sure you're having vegetables at each meal should help you feel more satisfied for longer after each meal. Switching up the pre-workout food should help you become fat adapted a little faster. And there are other compliant starchy vegetable options besides potatoes and sweet potatoes. If you're experiencing digestive issues, it can help to make sure most of your vegetables are cooked thoroughly as they are easier to digest when they're cooked. Try these things for a week or two and then let us know how it's going, and if it's still not working for you, we'll try to figure out how to help. (Do know that your workouts are likely to be pretty crappy for the first 10 days to two weeks of whole30 as your body adjusts to this way of eating, but then it should get better.)
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    Chivon Yvette

    Who's starting 1/1?

    My name is Chivon. I am 37, married to the most amazing man EVER. I don’t have babies yet and that includes fur ones too I’m a barista at one of the illustrious Starbucks (can you tell I’m kind of dramatic LOL) in my hometown of Detroit, MI which I wanna run away from annnnnd I’m starting the Whole30 next month. I’m excited about this journey and even more excited to not be alone in this. I love accountability, so this is going to be awesome.
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    Jihanna

    Who's starting 1/1?

    Day 13 is up... and the food dreams have started. All last night my dreams were filled with me catching myself halfway through foods I shouldn't be eating, then feeling sick and running to purge. It sucked... but (thankfully!) I woke up and realized it didn't happen, I didn't actually lose control, and it's been a long time since I've been that happy to wake up out of a dream. My takeaway is that I need to have awareness of what's in front of me / what I'm reaching toward, and a mindfulness of whether I'm hungry or if I'm just reaching to grab something because I'm bored or it's simply there.
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    I think salted cured black olives are a good substitute for cheese.
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    Kara Hogg

    Hello! Starting January 14

    I am starting on January 14th as well!
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    Emphasis mine added. Thank you, @ladyshanny for this kind and insightful answer. This is why I love Whole30, it is ostensibly about being kind to your body and yourself. As someone who's also had a lot of trouble with very disordered eating in high school and college (but who is, admittedly, many years farther away from those days than @fmb16 is), I feel this post hard. I had a lot of trouble with this on my first Whole30 last year. I wasn't weighing myself, but constantly measuring myself and I was not always in the best of mental spaces, especially at first. I decided to stick with it after a lot of soul searching. Whole30 was making me feel a lot better in ways that had nothing to do with weight loss (my autoimmune disorder wasn't plaguing me with constant mystery illnesses, aches, and pains, my chronic indigestion was almost non-existent, I was feeling more alert, I was finally escaping the calorie counting nightmareland of my 20s, etc). It took a lot of effort to focus on that stuff more than the weight loss aspects, and to stop measuring myself. Trying to focus instead on all the other positives gave my overthinker brain something else to do. In the end, sticking with it was good for me, but that may not be the right decision for you, and that is, as stated above, 1000% ok. Whatever you decide to do, do it with love and kindness towards yourself and your body. You are worth it. P.S. I want to commend your bravery posting this here, and your insight in recognizing this in yourself, as they say, the first step is identifying when there's an issue.
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    ladyshanny

    What about men?

    If at some point the men among us would like to see a forum area created for them where they would like to discuss personal and sensitive issues, they are free to message us and we will look at doing that. Women have sensitive and personal issues that they are not comfortable discussing in a public forum. What you're asking for seems to be an area on the forum where we specifically educate the men on how diet affects their testosterone and specific ways that this way of eating can help men specifically - rather than an area for them to go and commiserate w/ each other. At this point there has never been a man who has asked for a special area in the forum where they can discuss sensitive personal issues with other men. It's OK that women have different issues and needs and that there may be a special place for women outside the general populous without having to mirror that place for men.